A bizarrely attractive dwarf slipper orchid from the mountains of Sichuan, Gansu, and Hubei in China.
This species is listed on the IUCN Red list as critically endangered -mainly due to habitat loss (it has a rather narrow range) and illegal collection for the orchid trade.
This particular plant is grown from laboratory-raised seed in Europe. It has very specific needs and is difficult to grow over the long term.
These rare orchids should only ever be purchased from legal "lab-bred" sources.